There are not nearly as many public EV charging stations as public gas stations, so it is sometimes necessary for the owners to install their own. Therefore, pairing a charging station with a solar panel system is a great solution for EV owners.
The U.S. already has a good concentration of electric-car ownership and is aggressively pushing EV ownership. Cities like Fremont, CA already require all new homes to have solar panels and EVSEs installed.
Solar Costs at a record low, federal credits & State incentives
This is the best time to add solar and other energy-efficient improvements to your home. Solar ITC and federal tax credit program and other state incentives are the frostings on the cake!
High & Increasing Electricity Rates
It’s not a bad decision to charge your EV at-home charging station via existing electricity grid but be prepared for a peak in energy usage charges in your utility bill and an increase in rates more as well.
Want a least expensive option along with zero emissions? Solar may be the answer!
A survey of more than 19,000 EV owners from 2013 through 2015 by the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Program showed that about 40% of EV owners have a photovoltaic system installed at their home or are planning to install one.